Make a crochet necklace

Crochet necklace

I have tried and tried to make these crochet/weave chain bracelets and I cannot get it right. Mine come out all lumpy and uneven. I have seen pics of other DIY fashionista’s attempts so it is possible.

Click on – this link – to see how I made a similar necklace with hardware chain.

My attempts at making Peruvian friendship bracelets – see them here – have also been a bit of a flop. You have to have perfectly even tension on every strand of cord or the design gets a bit distorted. Practise will be the key to those bracelets. I am way too impatient.

But what I can do and enjoy doing is crocheting. While playing around trying to make a bracelet, I made a crochet necklace.

You need a crochet hook and some stiff wool or cotton thread. I used regular knitting wool because I happened to have some. But I had to stiffen the final necklace with a little starch.

To make this necklace, crochet a chain just a touch longer than the measurement around your neck.

See instructions here to make a crochet chain – how to crochet chain stitch.

Next you pick a pretty stitch and crochet your necklace to the thickness you would like it to be. How about a stripey scallop stitch? – scalloped stripes.

To find a selection of stitches have a look at these sites –
crochet stitches for Dummies
crochet pattern central
crochet stitch guide

Make sure to leave a piece of wool or thread at each end so you can tie your necklace at the back of your neck.

If you head back up to the top of this page you will find the Greenie Galleries. An archive of all the older and newer posts showing how to DIY and not buy so you can be on trend. Share your projects on the – Greenie Dresses for Less – facebook page.

Back next week.

Greenie.

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